Thursday’s events kick off at 9 a.m. at the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum. Here’s the complete schedule:
9 a.m.–4 p.m.: Free admission to the Bainbridge Island Historical Museum, including the permanent exhibit “Kodomo No Tame Ni – For the sake of the children” covering the first 100 years of history and legacy of the Bainbridge Island Japanese American community (215 Ericksen Ave. NE).
11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.: 75th anniversary commemoration ceremony at the Bainbridge Island Japanese American Exclusion Memorial, 4192 Eagle Harbor Drive. Ceremony will start promptly at 11 a.m.
Parking is extremely limited and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Reserved media parking is available on a space available first-come, first-served basis.
4–6 p.m.: Bainbridge Island Japanese American Community films at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, 550 Winslow Way East, corner of Winslow Way and Highway 305.
Four award-winning documentary films produced by Bainbridge Island filmmakers will be screened as a series, and each film will be followed by a panel discussion with the filmmakers and participants of the films (Full film summaries can be found at bainbridgereview.com). Reservations are strongly recommended, and are available through the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art website at www.biartmuseum.org.
4 p.m. “The Red Pines”
4:30 p.m. “Woman Behind The Symbol”
5 p.m. “After Silence”
6 p.m. “Visible Target”
7 p.m. BIJAC president Clarence Moriwaki will give the talk, “History, Honor, Healing And Hope” on the impact of fear, war hysteria, prejudice and failure of political leadership during the Japanese American exclusion. A brief Q&A will follow the talk. Reservations are strongly recommended.
Tickets for both the films and the talk are available by reservation by visiting the BIMA website at www.biartmuseum.org.
Questions may be directed to Kristin Tollefson, BIMA education director, at 206-451-4004.
Into early April, BIMA will feature art related to the Japanese American experience of WWII and the work of noted Japanese American artists.